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The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% 30ml

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Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% offers very mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.



This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time.


When to not use The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.

 

This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability.  When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation.  Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.

We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.

 

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

Age:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% offers very mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.



This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time.


When to not use The Ordinary Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2%: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.

 

This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability.  When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation.  Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.

We suggest this product be used within 12 months after opening.

 

All of our products are filled/measured by weight/volume so the product is correctly filled to 30 ml. The packaging does not accurately reflect the size of the fill. However, this is intentional as some air must be allowed at the top for the product to actually close.

Age:

  • Teens
  • 20s
  • 30s
  • 40s
  • 50+

Eye Concern:

  • Age Prevention

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and loss of firmness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry
  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

Aqua (Water), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Isoceteth-20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.



From the Ordinary: Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase. Lactic Acid has a natural odour that some people find unpleasant. This formula was updated in October 2017 to use a grade of lactic acid that has no odour per customer feedback. Additionally, this update removed the use of carrageenan, a seaweed-based viscosity-enhancer, also due to feedback from customers. These changes improve the sensory aspects of the formula but do not impact efficacy.

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4.3 of 98 reviews

86% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Nice
Tried this out and used in conjunction with the buffet at night and noticed a difference in my skin's appearance and texture....

Most Helpful Criticism

Strength too low...
Ok so I have previously used mandelic acid which was absolutely great for my skin. One week into changing over to this lactic acid and I cant feel a tingle or a...
  1. Nice

    Tried this out and used in conjunction with the buffet at night and noticed a difference in my skin's appearance and texture.
  2. So good! Noticed huge improvements in my overall complexion.

    Love this product! I have combination skin prone to allergy breakouts of dermatitis. This product is gentle but effective! My skin is so smooth and there are noticeable marks and bumps that have close to disappeared after using this.
    Thinking of moving up to the 10% after using this one for about a year.
  3. Reducing my pore size!

    I was a bit confused when I was recommended this when looking for an exfoliator but it actually works! I have quite large pores over my cheeks and I noticed a drastic improvement within the first few days of using it. I might try the 10% when this one runs out.
  4. love it so far

    It has cleared out all my blackheads and is gentle enough that it doesn't irritate my skin
  5. Sensitive problematic skin rejoice!

    I have extremely problematic skin and have had trouble finding acids that haven't aggravated my skin. The lactic acid by the Ordinary has been amazing, it's super gentle and the 5% is the perfect introduction to a lactic acid.
  6. Strength too low...

    Ok so I have previously used mandelic acid which was absolutely great for my skin. One week into changing over to this lactic acid and I cant feel a tingle or anything that I felt with lactic acid so I'm guessing this strength is too low for me. I would definitely recommend mandelic acid or the higher strength lactic acid over this low strength acid.
  7. Great!

    I bought this about a year ago and the product was amazing! It evened out my skintone and helped brighten my complexion and exfoliate it from the inside. It's not too strong and doesn't irritate. After a couple of months I accidentally left the cap semi-open for a few days when I was away and came back to it smelling weird so unfortunately I had to throw it out. I purchased the 10% instead to try out though so I really missed it but just make sure to close the cap after use!!! Hahahaha
  8. Pretty ordinary

    Used this for a few months and didn't see any difference. Skin felt exactly the same and didn't feel like it was being exfoliated at all. I've gone back to my facial scrub.
    May have to try the stronger version. Skin type: combination oily
  9. 6 months in...

    A Salicylic acid (which i use) exacerbated my 16yo sons dry + acne proned skin.

    He then started using this acid (in conjunction with a Retinol on alternate nights) and in 6mths his facial skin texture has completely smoothed out, the acne has cleared (though when it does appear it doesn't get a chance to become raw, angry or inflamed), and what's left to knock on the head are the slight blemishes left behind.

    A gentle product that aides a teenagers confidence gets my vote !!!
  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE

    I have extremely sensitive and dry skin. This acid is AMAZING. It has cleared out all my blackheads and is gentle enough that it doesn't irritate my skin! It helps keep any eczema flakiness under control, and sits well with other serums and moisturisers - no pilling. Love love love this!!!
  11. Helped me get the glowing skin I always wanted !

    This stuff is a game changer ! Helped clear and brighten my skin and is a must have if you struggle with texture ! 10/10
  12. Good product

    Im 32 and combination skin. Not prone to acne but have large pores! I have this product 5% and 10%. I use this once or twice a week and im loving it. It makes my skin smoother, doesn’t clog pores and helps with my white heads! So will definitely buy again.
  13. Quick results!

    Over the first few nights of using this product, I noticed a reduction of redness and a smoother texture to my skin. There was no irritation so it is suitable for sensitive skin.
  14. Wonder product

    I have fair sensitive combination skin and loveeee this product! If I've done extractions on my face it does burn so I wouldn't recommend using after a facial, however it really clears my skin and makes me look fresh faced. My facialist recommended I use a liquid exfoliator and this stuff is amazing as well as the price !
  15. Literally glowing!

    I've been using this product for a week now, after the first night I noticed a different in my skin - it had smoothed all my blemishes overnight and made covering them so much easier the next day! A week later, and I have no new pimples! Along with so many compliments saying that I'm "glowing"!!!
    I've never had such a quick response from a product, which has saved me from dreaded acne!
    I've been using the Lactic Acid in conjunction with The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Solution.
  16. Great

    I've used it every night for a week with no irritation. Definitely worth a try.
  17. Love!!

    I first bought the 10% of this and found it took a while for my skin to adjust, plus if I ever skipped out on using it for a while then it was hard to start using it again! I'm finding the 5% to be much more gentle on my skin while still providing all the same effects. My skin has cleared up so much since using this brand, and the lactic acid is a definite must have! my complexion is so much nicer now :)
  18. Amazing

    I love this product! I use it once a day at night time before bed and wake up with amazing skin. Definitely going to be sticking with this brand
  19. Multi purpose

    Exfoliating, brightening and hydrating all at once.
  20. Lactic acid

    Only use it once so far but it disappears into your skin!! No irrational dryness, too early to tell but so far so good with my combination skin!
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